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Modelling generation and infrastructure requirements for transition pathways

Barnacle, Malcolm and Robertson, Elizabeth Margaret and Galloway, Stuart and Barton, John and Ault, Graham (2012) Modelling generation and infrastructure requirements for transition pathways. Energy Policy, 52. pp. 60-75. ISSN 0301-4215

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Abstract

With national targets to reduce carbon emissions enforced by international accords, the UK's energy sector will move towards its low carbon future through political, societal and technological drivers. Three Transition Pathway narratives have been developed to describe three different evolutions of the UK energy sector out to 2050. This paper details two tools that have been combined to assess the robustness and rationale of these three energy futures. The future energy scenario assessment (FESA) tool is used to develop pathway specific large-scale generation mixes that meet expected demands on both a yearly and hourly time step basis. The multi-objective transmission reinforcement planning (MOTRiP) tool is used to generate a set of electrical network plans for the assessment of expected electrical infrastructure requirements, following the application of the future generation mixes to the current GB electrical transmission network. The results, detailed throughout this paper, demonstrate that the combination of FESA's detailed temporal analysis and MOTRiP's comprehensive geographical analysis provides a high-quality holistic examination of the Transition Pathways scenarios, assessing the need for national infrastructure reinforcements with the changing demand and generation patterns.

Item type: Article
ID code: 40095
Keywords: carbon emissions , transition pathways , transmission reinforcement planning , supply–demand grid balancing, Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering, Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
Subjects: Technology > Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering
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Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2012 10:14
Last modified: 27 Mar 2014 10:11
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/40095

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